Psoriasis

Answers to your top questions about living with psoriasis, including advice on treatments options, diagnosis and different kinds of psoriasis, dating, switching medications, pregnancy, relationships, and more.

Living With Psoriasis: Memo To Me

"You have your good days, your bad days. Your good years, your bad years."

Latest

Psoriasis Medicine May Lower Heart Disease Risk

In people with psoriasis — a chronic skin condition — biologics may help prevent heart disease, according to an observational study.

By Diane Domina

Is Gluten-Free Good for Psoriasis?

Gluten can be a major trigger for some people with psoriasis. Here's why you might want to try a gluten-free diet, and why it could take time to see results.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

Tips for a Gluten-free Diet With Psoriasis

For some, a gluten-free diet may be the key to living healthier and reducing psoriasus inflammation. Here's what I learned from going gluten-free.

By Alisha Bridges

The Coconut Oil Debate and Psoriasis

A Harvard professor calls coconut oil pure poison, but many people with psoriasis swear by it. What’s the bottom line? Casey Nilsson weighs in.

By Casey Nilsson

Psoriasis in the Media: Is It Accurate?

Is psoriasis accurately portrayed in the media? Alisha Bridges reviews popular shows and people featuring psoriasis including 'Ozark,' 'Family Guy,' and Kim Kardashian.

By Alisha Bridges

9 Ways to Manage Psoriasis on Your Face

When you have facial psoriasis, it is critical to choose your products carefully and manage the condition in a smart way. Here are nine practical tips.

By Claire Gillespie

10 Relaxation Techniques for Psoriasis

Living with psoriasis? Reduce your stress with these helpful relaxation techniques.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Could You Benefit from Psychodermatology?

The goals of psychodermatology are to facilitate research, encourage more collaboration between specialty areas, and improve the quality of care and life of patients.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tired All the Time? Here’s How to Better Manage Your Energy With PsA

You’d be surprised how little changes can really add up to a better day with psoriatic arthritis.

By Casey Nilsson

Psoriatic Disease Patient Advocate Lori-Ann Holbrook Up Close and Personal

Get to know psoriatic disease patient advocate Lori-Ann Holbrook and find out why she started her blog and how she practices self-care.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

Featured Collections

Living with Psoriasis

What do you wish you’d told your younger self about PsO? Learn how to develop a strong rapport with your care team; the most healing foods for your psoriasis; and how to look and feel your best.

Managing Psoriasis

How do you find love with psoriasis? How do you handle awkward questions or assumption? It all comes down to self confidence, our patient experts say. Here's how to boost yours.

Taking Charge of Psoriasis

Learn how to manage flares whether at home or away; the right way to advocate for yourself at the doctor's office; and what your dermatologist wishes you knew.

Meet the Experts

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Casey Nilsson

Patient Expert

Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist based in Providence, Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral.

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Health News

Young Adults Aren't Heeding Tanning Warnings

Millennials – people born between 1981 and 1996 – are largely uninformed about the sun safety and sunscreen recommendations and continue to tan despite warnings about skin cancer risk.

Do Weather Changes Cause Chronic Hives?

Here's what you should know about heat hives, cold-induced urticaria and other ways that weather changes can cause flare-ups.

A New Wrinkle in Human Anatomy

Researchers at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City have identified a previously unknown feature of the human body called the interstitium. According to this research, layers of the body below the skin’s surface; lining the digestive tract, lu...